Because Kier failed to do ANY preventative maintenance at the building during the entire time that they managed it for me, all of the rain gutters and down spouts at the building became clogged with (as you can see) decades worth of pigeon droppings. Because there was no place for the rain water to drain to, it backed up into eaves and rotted out the building's soffits. Evidence of this can be found in a letter from Kier's attorney to me, denying all responsibility for this and claiming that the building's soffits had been repaired in 2003... (2 years before I bought the building.) After examining the soffits more closely, there is absolutely no evidence that they had ever been repaired.
In this letter from Kier's Attorney, Bryon Benevento, he claims that Kier constantly cleaned the pigeon droppings from the building and further claimed that the soffits had been repaired by some mysterious previous owner in 2003, 2 years before I bought the building.
That being the case, Mr. Benevento establishes that his client failed to perform ANY preventative maintenance at the building, resulting in the damages to the building's soffits.
The building's drainage system was so severely clogged, it took several minutes with a high pressure nozzle just to unclog the drains.... Kinda contradicts what Kier's attorney wrote in his letter huh?
The pictures below are of the dining room window in unit #3. The former tenant of unit #3 told us that when it gets breezy outside, the entire window assembly would flex in and out, as though it were actually breathing. I had my maintenance man check out the window. He found that the window was so deteriorated, he couldn't figure out why it hadn't imploded into the unit in a million shards of glass.
|You can see that the window is SO deteriorated, that the glass is barely held in|
|The window has been disassembled and rebuilt and is |
no longer a danger to anyone.
|3 1/2 floors down, is a long way for glass to fall, had this window come apart.|
Anyone walking beneath it would have surely been killed
Now THAT'S preventative maintenance
The photograph below was taken from Google Maps.
The building in the picture is the corporate offices of none other than: Kier Property Management.
|Kier Property Management - 3710 Quincy Ave. - Ogden, Utah 84403|